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Monday, 30 August 2004
Page: 26769


Senator Allison asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training, upon notice, on 14 July 2004:

(1) (a) How many Catholic and other non-government schools will be funded through the socioeconomic status model in the period 2005 to 2008; and (b) can a breakdown be provided by year and sector of the number that will be funded in this period.

(2) What is the expenditure on the National Safe Schools Framework: (a) for 2004; and (b) estimated to be for the period 2005 to 2008.


Senator Vanstone (Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Reconciliation) —The Minister for Education, Science and Training has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) As at 30 April 2004:

(a) 1,611 Catholic systemic schools and 1,046 independent schools will be funded through the socioeconomic status model in the period 2005 to 2008.

(b) A breakdown by year and funding status is as follows:

Number of SES-funded (SES), Funding Maintained (FM) and Funding Guarantee (FG) Schools - 2005-08

2005

2006

2007

2008

Total

Independent

SES

720

792

812

816

FM

226

226

226

226

FG

100

28

8

4

1,046

Catholic

SES

635

635

635

635

FM

976

976

976

976

1,611

Total

SES

1355

1427

1447

1451

FM

1202

1202

1202

1202

FG

100

28

8

4

2,657

(2) (a) and (b) The Australian Government has provided $4.5 million in 2004 and 2005 to support the implementation of the National Safe Schools Framework (NSSF). This includes:

$3 million for teacher professional learning to support the implementation;

$1 million for a grants project to help schools select and implement effective, evidence-based best practice programmes to address bullying, violence and abuse;

$300,000 for materials and other support to guide schools in the implementation of the NSSF; and

$200,000 to support the Bullying. No Way! website for a further five years (www.bullyingnoway.com.au).